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Maintaining patent quality is more important than ever, as the Federal Circuit continues to expect greater detail in patent applications and care to ensure the heart of the invention is represented in the claims.

Rising costs to maintain patents worldwide continue to force law firms and corporations to seek sources and methods of keeping costs down without allowing quality to suffer.

Sometimes it makes sense to outsource certain work to outside firms that can provide more competitive pricing, while insourcing other work of greater strategic importance and value. Navigating these waters is not easy but assigning team members based on the value of the contribution that can be made to the project saves money without affecting quality.

Join Gene Quinn on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:00 noon Eastern, for a conversation of the various patent prosecution sourcing models available today, their strengths and weaknesses, and how a thoughtful, coordinated approach to preparation and prosecution of patent applications can stretch budgets without reducing quality.  Joining Gene will be Donato Pasquariello, Senior Patent Attorney for Ericsson, Jeff Waters, Partner with Cantor Colburn, Brad Lawrence, Partner with Canto Colburn and Richard Kolar, Head of Services for Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company

Please Note: Your registration information will be shared with the sponsor and speakers of this webinar.

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019  12:00 PM EDT


Our Speakers

Derwent powers the innovation lifecycle from idea to commercialization – with trusted patent data, applications and services including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patent Index, Derwent Patent Citation Index and Derwent Data Analyzer. We build solutions for inventors, patent attorneys and licensing specialists at start-ups and the largest global innovators, legal professionals at the leading intellectual property practices, and patent examiners at more than 40 patent offices. Our solutions are used to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform FTO opinions, prosecute patents, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities.

This Webinar Is Sponsored By:


Webinar Description:

Patent Prosecution Sourcing Models: 

Best Practices for Driving Quality Patents 

On Strategy and Budget

Richard Kolar

Head of Services,


Brad Lawrence 


Cantor, Colburn

Jeff Waters 


Cantor, Colburn

Donato Pasquariello

Senior Patent 

Attorney, Ericsson

DONATO PASQUARIELLO is Senior Patent Attorney at Ericsson handling Standard Essential Patents in 4G (LTE) and 5G (NR) technologies, and is also responsible for Ericsson’s patent outsourcing program. Before joining Ericsson, Donato worked at the Philips Research in Eindhoven (NL), Sony Ericsson in Kista (Sweden).  Donato is a European Patent Attorney and holds a M. Sc. and Ph. D from Uppsala University (Sweden).

About Our Sponsor

JEFF WATERS is a Partner with Cantor Colburn, where his practice concentrates on drafting and prosecuting patents for mechanical and electrical innovations. In particular, he has experience with patent issues relating to GPS, Internet and e-commerce, semiconductor devices and processing methods, and telecommunications. While Jeff’s practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, he also has experience with patent litigation, having defended multiple patent infringement lawsuits. Jeff also has experience in conducting due diligence investigations and drafting opinions.

RICHARD KOLAR is the Head of Services for Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company.  Rich partners with both law firms and corporates to develop and implement IP workflow strategies, services and solutions. He advises clients on best practices around extracting business insight from patent and non-patent literature, aligning IP strategy to business strategy and structuring outsource programs around key IP functions.

GENE QUINN is a US Patent Attorney, the founder of and a Top 300 IP Strategist.  Gene writes about patent law, patent and innovation policy, proposed legislation, rulemaking, software patents and more. In 2014, Mr. Quinn was named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine. And in both 2017 and 2018, he has been recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world. Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn regularly advises attorneys and clients on patent matters, litigation strategy and appeals. 

BRAD LAWRENCE is a Partner with Cantor Colburn, where his practice concentrates on intellectual property (IP) counseling including the protection of clients' inventions through carefully planned patent procurement, integrated with other strategic considerations, including development of licensing strategies and analysis of the IP and product positions of others. Brad also devotes a significant amount of time to performing product clearances in the form of non-infringement and/or invalidity opinions. He also has significant prior litigation experience that includes many aspects of patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation as well as licensing and other extrajudicial resolution of IP disputes.

Gene Quinn 

IPWatchdog Founder &

Top 300 IP Strategist